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Look Out: Benjamin Klier

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Dec 10, 2010


Benjamin Klier started playing poker in 2005 while attending Marymount Manhattan College in New York. “I learned how to play in college with friends, and after a while, I started playing online. Initially, I lost online, because I was facing better players. So, I just started to teach myself the game, and once PartyPoker shut down, instead of switching to another online site, I started grinding cash games in Atlantic City, and I’ve been doing that for quite a while,” said Klier. “I went broke quite a few times while I was learning bankroll management.” Experiencing the school of hard knocks has worked out rather well for the 28-year-old poker professional, and he is now running deep in major live tournaments. In September, he made the final table of the largest World Poker Tour tournament of all time, finishing sixth, for $148,427, in a Borgata Poker Open field that consisted ...

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